Good news! The Oldman Watershed Council is producing a film that will become a signature communication piece for southwest Alberta. The core message is "We are all downstream."
It will not be a typical educational film. Rather, it will create a space for people to have an experience and draw their own conclusions through presentation of the story. The goal of the film is to communicate clearly where water comes from, where it goes and ultimately what happens in between. This is important in a watershed with great stakeholder diversity.
About 10-15 minutes in length, this film will be presented at exhibitions and trade shows; schools; Watershed Planning and Advisory Council summits; municipal, county and provincial government meetings; in conservation and environmental arenas; and more. It will be made openly available on our web site.
This film will be shown to audiences throughout the watershed - and beyond - with the intent to educate, inspire and contribute to a stronger sense of community. It will portray southern Alberta's diversity and entrepreneurship via watershed use. Following the growth of the region from the mid-1700s through to 2060, it will use historical photos, interactive maps, and spectacular footage of the people, places and landscapes.
After all, it is their story, too.
It is up to us to show the way forward for future generations of people who depend on the Oldman River watershed for work, play and the quiet enjoyment of the unique beauty of southern Alberta.